Starwood shares our vision and passion for innovation. They have led the industry in developing brands that are exciting and distinctive, and are constantly reinventing them to stay current with market demands. That's why we have experienced a successful partnership with Starwood, and look forward to further developing our Starwood portfolio over the coming years.
CEO, Sage Hospitality
Starwood's clear focus on driving guest loyalty through innovative brands along with a powerful Centralized Delivery System and programs like Starwood Preferred Guest® are critical in times like these. Whether it is our Le Méridien, The Luxury Collection, Westin or Sheraton branded hotel, Starwood delivers for us.
Chairman and CEO, HEI Hotels and Resorts
As an owner/operator, particularly in today's environment, it is absolutely critical that we align our interests with premier brands to deliver the best possible guest experience. Starwood's brand platforms provide the flexibility and results we need. We are proud to have Starwood as one of TPG's core hospitality partners.
Chief Operations Officer, The Procaccianti Group
In order to create the greatest upside for our property owners, we have to identify the best brand for each situation. As one of the largest full-service management companies in the industry, we know our customers appreciate the unique experiences delivered by the diverse Starwood brands, while our property owners appreciate the financial benefits delivered by Starwood's powerful marketing, sales and reservation platforms.
President and CEO, Davidson Hotels & Resorts
After a most positive experience with Starwood at W Minneapolis, I decided to rebrand The Chambers to Le Méridien and have both hotels Starwood managed. I not only saved significant dollars on management efficiencies, but also increased my occupancy 35% at the Le Méridien Chambers. Starwood is terrific to work with especially in these challenging times.
Chief Manager, RWB Development
Now is the time you want to be working with a strong partner. Starwood offers strong brands that are clearly differentiated and relevant to today’s consumer. We are enthused about our new Westin development and equally excited about their select service brands.
Chairman and CEO, White Lodging
We are continually impressed by Starwood’s strong leadership and its focus on delivering a business strategy to advance all of its industry-leading brands and drive meaningful owner returns. We’re privileged to directly interact with Starwood’s senior management through a collaborative partnership, and respect the organizational environment Starwood has demonstrated to inform, react and respond to franchisees’ suggestions, questions or concerns.
President and CEO, Crescent Hotels and Resorts
Our vision is to create memorable guest experiences with world-class brands. Starwood is the perfect partner, sharing our passion. Wischermann Partners has been engaged with seven of Starwood’s nine brands. Starwood’s open-door policy promotes a true partnership between brand owner and franchisee, jointly striving to become better at what we do every day.
President, Wischermann Partners
Starwood’s innovative brands and strong marketing, sales and reservation platforms continue to differentiate our Starwood branded hotels from the other hotels in our markets. As we continue to grow we will continue to explore the various Starwood branded options.
J. DAVID MERRITT
Senior Vice President of Development, Marcus Hotels
Our experience converting a hotel in Vancouver to a Sheraton was so good that we converted another property to Sheraton in Toronto, opening both properties within weeks of each other. We chose Sheraton as it was not a copy-cat brand but true to its positioning as an upper upscale business and leisure brand. Starwood has brought its design expertise to the revamp of the Sheraton brand, and today it is positioned as modern without being trendy.
Senior Vice President, Investments and Operations, Larco Investments
As a long-term owner of upper-upscale hotels, Pebblebrook has benefitted from the strong performance and high quality of Starwood’s upper-upscale full-service brands, including Westin, W and Sheraton. Operationally, we appreciate Starwood’s flexibility, responsiveness and collaborative approach when addressing opportunities and challenges and finding creative solutions that are mutually beneficial. Starwood’s operational teams at our hotels are some of the finest in the industry, not to mention we have fun working with them. Given our consistent success and satisfaction with Starwood, we look forward to growing our successful partnership.
Chairman and CEO, Pebblebrook Hotels
Starwood’s proactive approach to our relationship and commitment to their brands has made them a great choice as a brand partner. As a result, our relationship has grown dramatically in recent years, and we expect to continue to invest in Starwood’s brands and create value together.
JAMES T. MERKEL
President and CEO, Rockbridge
It is a pleasure working with Starwood on hotel acquisitions. They are committed to delivering strong investment returns and work with us as owners to bring the best product to the market. Along with the strength of their brands, the commitment of their associates makes Starwood one of our most strategic partnerships, and we look forward to continuing to build the relationship.
Chief Investment Officer, Host Hotels & Resorts
Starwood and Aimbridge Hospitality share similar philosophies in that we both strive to consistently deliver exceptional hotel service. Not only does Starwood provide distinct and memorable guest experiences, but they also provide an extensive infrastructure network that makes working together a pleasure. There is great growth opportunity, and we see a lot of potential for investing in Starwood properties in the future.
President & CEO, Aimbridge Hospitality
Starwood’s strong commitment to working with franchisees to develop new and exciting projects has been a key success in the partnership with Sage. Starwood’s portfolio features premium, high-performing brands that drive revenue. Sage has benefited from their powerful positioning within the industry.
Executive Vice President / Partner, Sage Hospitality
Starwood consistently delivers on their unique brand promise, making their brands well
respected by customers and owners alike. With Interstate’s global expansion, we have
been fortunate to collaborate with Starwood as we entered the India market, and we look forward to expanding our portfolio with Starwood as we accelerate our U.S. and international growth. Starwood’s high-quality brands, SPG® loyalty program and marketing systems are
well positioned to drive success. They place a high value on partnering with us throughout all levels of our company by establishing a strong two-way relationship that drives proven results for our owners and developers.
Chief Executive Officer, Interstate Hotels & Resorts
As an owner and operator of Starwood brands such as Westin, Sheraton and Four Points, we enjoy a premium RevPAR performance in each of our markets. This is due in large part to the SPG® loyalty program, the exceptional guest experience which Starwood’s standards deliver and their sales and marketing support system. Starwood also continues to be the industry leader in innovative design and technology. We are honored to be part of the Starwood family and look forward to developing more Starwood-branded hotels with this outstanding hotel
President & Chief Operating Officer, New Castle Hotels and Resorts
Portman Holdings and Starwood have enjoyed a long history of collaboration on very successful Westin hotels around the world. Whether we are working together in Charlotte or Shanghai, we have learned that we can rely on the Starwood team to execute at a high level, providing valuable development and operational support and delivering market-leading revenue performance. As we expand our global portfolio, developing Starwood hotels will be an important part of our strategy.
Chief Operating Officer, Portman Holdings
DiamondRock’s long-term investment in Starwood’s hotels reflects our appreciation for their high level of commitment to their brands and guests, and to the financial success of their owners. We appreciate Starwood’s collaborative approach in working with our asset management team to set aggressive targets, solve problems and capitalize on opportunities at the property level. As a partner in our pursuit of successful acquisitions, Starwood consistently has been responsive and cooperative throughout the transaction process. We look forward to growing our rewarding, long-term partnership based on mutual respect.
President and Chief, Diamondrock Hospitality Company
Chesapeake’s investment strategy is upper-upscale hotels in the top lodging markets in the U.S. Starwood’s Le Méridien and W brands fit perfectly with our approach. Thanks to the strong reservation systems and loyalty programs, our RevPAR premiums are significant and continue to grow. The entire Starwood team, from transaction through design and ultimately field operations, are outstanding people to work with. We couldn’t ask for a more professional, experienced and flexible group to partner with. We look forward to growing our portfolio with Starwood properties.
Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Chesapeake Lodging Trust
As an owner and asset manager of several Starwood branded properties across the United States, Cornerstone appreciates the power of Starwood’s brands as well as the expertise of the company’s operational management. Assets in our portfolio benefiting from the Westin and St. Regis flags have shown very positive performance in their respective competitive sets. The Sheraton flag has also proven to be an excellent franchise option for us in a full-service business hotel in a major urban market. We look forward to a growing relationship with Starwood in the future.
Chief Investment Officer, Equity, Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC
Bissell knew that Starwood would be the perfect partner for a new hotel venture to accommodate the fastest growing community in Charlotte, NC. Starwood’s Aloft brand is a natural fit for the area, as we were seeking a fresh hotel experience at an affordable price point. We benefit from Starwood’s strong infrastructure and accessible support, including extensive training, global sales and marketing network and proactive communication channels. We look forward to continuing to evolve our partnership with Starwood.
President & COO, Bissell Companies
Starwood has a long history of innovation, developing clearly differentiated brands that resonate with today’s guests and provide positive economics for owners. Using a re-adapted 1920's freight terminal as a canvas, we built the Aloft Dallas Downtown and were able to not only keep the flavor of the brand but also create a unique presence for the project, and as a result, our Aloft hotel outperforms its competitive set. Our Element Dallas Fort Worth Airport North within two years became one of the top performing properties in its market. Starwood offers not only great brands but also ongoing brand and operations support to help owners succeed. We look forward to growing our strong partnership.
Principal, Sava Group
Starwood has been on the cutting edge of our industry. SPG is a rewards program without compare. There are constant innovations in design, operations and marketing that improve the guest experience and raise the RevPAR as experienced at our Four Points by Sheraton Plainview Long Island. At Samar Hospitality, we are a small company always looking to advance the art and science of our industry. Starwood makes for a good partner. They help make us smarter.
Managing Member, Samar Hospitality
As an owner of multiple Starwood branded
hotels, Starwood has successfully shown
that through its powerful distribution
systems and fresh approach to lifestyle
branding, a company can operate multiple
hotels within the same city and grow
market share for each. Our recently opened
Westin Pune Koregaon Park has emerged
as a market leader within a short
period of time. We look
forward to growing our
partnership with the
launch of our next hotel,
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Executive Director, Avinash Bhosale Group
Vatika Hospitality and Starwood Hotels have enjoyed
a strong, successful collaboration on Westin hotels
in India. We can rely on the Starwood team to execute
at a high level, providing valuable development and
operational support and delivering market-leading
revenue performance. As we expand our hospitality
portfolio, leveraging Starwood’s differentiated
lifestyle brands and strong global platform will
be an important part of our strategy.
Chairman, Vatika Group
Starwood’s power for creating lifestyle brands and superior guest experiences secures their
place as the leading hospitality innovator. We opened the first franchise-owned Element Hotel in Las Vegas in late 2008, during one of the most difficult financial cycles in recent
history. Despite the economic factors, Element Las Vegas was quickly recognized as a
smart, functional and superior product and has been the top performer in its competitive
set since shortly after opening. This is a tribute to Starwood’s ongoing owner support, preservation of the brand’s unique core values, commitment to sustainability through LEED certification and the strength and reach of their SPG® rewards program, which is the most progressive in the
industry. We look forward to expanding our partnership with Starwood.
President & Ceo, Lapour Partners
Starwood’s Aloft brand was the undeniable best choice for our silicon valley/
cupertino location. Aloft’s ingenious technology and energetic atmosphere, coupled with Starwood's award-winning SPG Loyalty Program, have made the the Aloft cupertino a preferred destination for leisure travelers and professionals. Shashi is thrilled to have partnered with Starwood on the unique opportunity to build a hotel in this hub of high-tech innovation, and we look forward to furthering this relationship through future development opportunities.
Ceo, Shashi Corporation
Since converting our Houston and San Jose properties to the Four Points by Sheraton brand, we have experienced a marked increase in RevPAR and customer satisfaction. Starwood’s operations and New Builds & Transition teams made the conversion process simple, while integrating our staff into the Starwood culture. As a result of Four Points’ innovative design and programming, which resonates with today’s guests, we continue to see market share gains as well as unmatched customer loyalty with repeat bookings through the power of the SPG loyalty program. We are confident that Starwood and Four Points by Sheraton were a smart choice for us.
President & Ceo, Khanna Enterprises, Ltd
BDL Redifine recognized the value proposition offered by Starwood through the unique positioning and global momentum of Aloft. When we found the right deal to kick off the relationship, we worked collaboratively to make the adaptive re-use of the old Royal Insurance building to the Aloft Liverpool a success. Aloft’s programming around music, technology and modern design is well suited for the market. Moreover, we have found the Starwood team to be ready to meet our needs. Starwood’s delivery system offers meaningful upside and we are very excited to be growing our relationship with this industry leader and look forward to expanding our portfolio across their other brands.
Given our development focus on Benelux and France, Starwood’s mid-market brands provide for a unique opportunity to enter competitive markets with design led products that are truly unique. We are proud to have several Aloft hotels under development in Amsterdam with Interstate Hotels & Resorts as our partner and operator. As experienced lodging developers with a proven track record of successful office conversions to hotels in Holland, we believe that the Aloft brand will provide for a competitive advantage within the well-established Amsterdam market area. We are also keen on Four Points by Sheraton and are working with the Starwood team to identify the right projects in the most suitable locations. The team at Starwood have been great partners working with us through all aspects of the development process.
THE VINCENT HOTEL GROUP
Bart van de Kamp
As a well-established, pan European lodging operator it is important that we align ourselves with proven brands that can drive the most value in the various markets and segments that we compete within. We have operated three Westin hotels within Germany for an extended period of time and believe that the core focus areas for the brand (sleep well, stay well, be well) are clear and complement our operating platform. As we aggressively expand our portfolio of hotels we remain confident that Starwood’s central marketing delivery platform and brand integrity will provide us with branding solutions across all segments.
White Lodging’s experience with the Westin brand has been nothing but positive as it remains one of our industry’s most clearly defined and trusted brands. We are equally enthused about Starwood’s emerging select service brands such as Aloft and Element and look forward to expanding our relationship as we continue to focus on developing premium branded hotels in growing urban markets.
When Grupo Puntacana began the development of the Punta cana region 45 years ago, we built our hotels under our own successful independent brands. understanding the recent changes in the industry, we recognized the importance of adding new hotels under a global brand. Starwood hotels & resorts was the best choice, as we shared the same commitment toward creating a unique experience for our guests through a collaborative approach. the Four Points at Puntacana village was so successful that a year later we decided to build the Westin Puntacana resort & club, which opened last December. Starwood has provided us with professional support and guidelines, and our hotels have been strengthened by their reservation system and SPG® loyalty program. our collaboration has been fruitful and fulfilled our expectations.
At Shashi, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality guest experiences that resonate with today’s tech-savvy and social guests. Starwood’s lifestyle brands, with a focus on design and technology, combined with innovative sales and marketing programs such as the powerful Starwood Preferred Guest® loyalty program, give us a competitive advantage. our market-leading Aloft Cupertino has proven to be highly compatible with business and leisure travelers to the high-tech Silicon valley market. We are excited to grow our partnership and develop additional hotels under Starwood’s select service brands.
With Starwood’s proven track record of brand innovation and forward-thinking strategies, Atlific partnered with Starwood to reinvent the historic former Montréal Gazette building, making it one of the city’s top Four Diamond hotels. Together, we also brought the first Element hotel to Canada, further highlighting our joint ability to introduce brands and products while exceeding the needs and expectations of the communities we serve. Starwood’s solid global sales and marketing network, combined with proactive communication channels, is a key reason for our success, and we look to continue this upward momentum with projects already in the pipeline.
ATLIFIC HOTELS & RESORTS
Philippe J. Gadbois Senior Vice President, Operations
Fortis Properties has had tremendous success working with Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Both the Four Points by Sheraton Halifax and Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland have proven to be strong performers in their respective markets and provide wonderful guest experiences. The Starwood team has been a great partner, offering ongoing brand and operations support, and the Starwood Preferred Guest® loyalty program has been a definite asset. We are pleased with Starwood’s continued commitment to their brands, and we look forward to continuing our positive relationship with Starwood for many years to come.
FORTIS PROPERTIES CORPORATION
Nora M. Duke President and Chief Executive Officer
When our Ownership Group, Argus Properties, was ready to make the brand decision for their first new-build hotel in the Okanagan Valley, we knew Four Points by Sheraton would be a great choice. After only eight months of operation, we are seeing great results in employee, guest and shareholder satisfaction. It was also obvious from opening day how loyal Starwood Preferred Guest®members are to the brand, as the property quickly became a market leader and ranked #1 on TripAdvisor. With over 45 hotels in our portfolio and multiple brands, Pacrim Hospitality is excited to have partnered with Starwood.
PACRIM HOSPITALITY SERVICES INC.
Thom Killingsworth Regional Vice President, Operations